Eugene 'Gino' Papolio

Published on Monday, 29 January 2018 22:13


Eugene “Gino” Papolio, 77, of West Hartford went to be with his Savior on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, at UConn Health Center.

Gino was born Jan. 30, 1940, in Hartford, Conn. Gino cherished his lifelong career as a Quality Assurance inspector at Colt Firearms. He worked there for 52 years and recently retired in June of 2016. He also worked as the shop steward at U.A.W.

Gino enjoyed taking time to get to the shooting range to practice target shooting and loved to spend quality time with his beloved family and friends.

Gino is survived by his loving wife, Joanne (Sirois) Papolio; his two daughters, Dianna and husband, Frank Williams; and Gina and husband, Tony Lopreiato. He also leaves behind four grandchildren, Erica and Ben Williams, and Melissa and Anthony Lopreiato.

Calling hours for Gino will be held at Luddy-Peterson Funeral Home, 205 S. Main St., New Britain, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. with a short service to follow at 7:30 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Society, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492 or by online at

Online condolences for Gino may be made by visiting

Posted in New Britain Herald, on Monday, 29 January 2018 22:13. Updated: Monday, 29 January 2018 22:15.